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Being Lazy is Good, Being Busy is Bad, and How to Make it Small

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Bryce discusses why ‘lazy’ creators are the ones that produce work that matters, why being busy can be bad for your business, and comedian Mike Birbiglia’s tips for succeeding (as a freelancer and as a person). 

Episode Summary

In this episode, Bryce addresses:

  • The labor illusion: when it comes to judging other people’s work, we want to feel they wore themselves out for us – not necessarily if the job was done quickly or well.
  • The time that really matters to creators
  • Why nobody spends more than four or five hours on their primary creative tasks
  • The difference between deep work and shallow busy work. 
  • What defines a day well spent
  • Comedian Mike Birbiglia’s 6 Tips for Making it Small:
    • Don’t wait
    • Fail
    • Learn from failure
    • Maybe quit
    • Aim for small successes
    • Cleverness is overrated and heart is underrated

 Extra resources:

> Article: Nobody cares how hard you work

> Article: Want to create things that matter? Be Lazy

> Study: Think Customer’s Hate Waiting? Not so fast…

> Article: Mike Birbiglia’s 6 Tips for Making It Small in Hollywood. Or Anywhere.

> Article: Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient


Questions? Episode ideas?

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